Lakers superstar LeBron James is proud of Lonzo Ball for ‘taking control of his s**t’
Lonzo Ball is someone who, as of late, hasn’t been handling his finances very well, mostly because of his shady business advisers.
We’ll recall that, two days ago, Ball announced that he was cutting ties with Alan Foster, a man that was initially installed into his position with Lonzo by Lonzo’s father, LaVar. LaVar allegedly knew Foster for several years, but those years of friendship didn’t stop Foster from allegedly scamming more than $1.5 million from Lonzo.
To Lonzo’s credit, when he found out about Foster’s scheming ways, he immediately announced that he was cutting ties with the Big Baller Brand co-founder. Ball said, in a statement, that Foster “used his access to my business and personal finances to enrich himself. As a result, I have decided to sever all ties with Alan, effective immediately,” according to ESPN.
Now, LeBron James has come out in support of the young Lakers guard. The elder statesman of the team — himself an entrepreneur worth millions of dollars — said that he was pleased that Lonzo was “taking control of his s–t.”
“I love the fact that he’s taking control of his [stuff]. I mean, he’s, that’s what’s really, really dope to me. Once I saw that story I just seen a kid turning into a man. ‘This is my career and I’m taking this. Whatever the kid decides to do, whatever brand he comes with next — if it’s with Nike obviously we would welcome him. I would definitely welcome him. I love the kid regardless of what shoes he had on. But we shall see.”